Houston Texans Week 11 grades in win over Tennessee Titans

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The Houston Texans defeated the Tennessee Titans, 22-13 on Sunday in Nashville in Week 11. This was a statement win by the upset-minded Texans and showed that progress is being made with this team. When they are healthy, have a full roster, and play with confidence the Texans showed they can compete with any team in the NFL.

The Texans’ defense carried the weight in this game,  and Tyrod Taylor showed why he is the right man to start behind center in Houston. This result was much needed as times were starting to look darker for the Texans with this being their second win of the season.

A foundation is being built with this franchise, and if this team can show up to this standard each week, they may very well come out with more “upset wins” this season. All of that said, here are the Week 11 grades for the Texans.


Overall the offense did enough to win the game. Tyrod Taylor managed the game well throwing for just over 100 yards and showing he still has his athleticism to use. He ran for two touchdowns with 28 total yards on six rushing attempts. The use of his legs was the ultimate game-changer for the offense in the AFC South contest.

The rushing attack was once again stagnant other than Taylor’s two touchdowns. Rex Burkhead led the running backs with 40 yards on the ground. The receiving core only hauled in 107 total yards through the air. If the defense didn’t perform to the level they did this past Sunday, the game may have swung in the other direction for the Titans.

If the Texans want to get consistent scoring and pressure from their offense, the playmakers on that side of the ball must perform when called upon. It can’t all rely on the use of Taylor’s legs to make plays for the offense.